Greece In Tumult With Numerous Moderate Earthquakes

Earthquake location 37.4919S, 20.4558W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Mouzaki in Greece on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.74 km (5 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/10/18 / 2018-10-30 08:32:25 / October 30, 2018 @ 8:32 am. The temblor was reported at 09:32:25 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 20.4558 East, latitude 37.4919 North, depth = 8.74 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hiy9. Id of event: us1000hiy9.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pýrgos, Amaliáda, Gastoúni. Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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